Welcome to SPIN plus
February 2018 edition
This month's announcements:

Upcoming Meetups in Burlington, Bedford and Boston

Learn and improve Agile development skills in a hands-on collaborative development environment using test driven development. Meets 6pm-8:30pm in Burlington and Boston. Great fun! Scheduled for Feb 5, 18 (Burlington). If your company can host one or more meetings in a month, please email ethanstrominger2@gmail.com

Scrum.org Professional Scrum Master class w/PSM I assessment
Class run by Joel Silberman, Professional Scrum Trainer (PST)

February 12-13, 2018 in Burlington, MA

The Professional Scrum Master (PSM) course is the industry leading 2-day course created by Ken Schwaber and Scrum.org that covers the principles underpinning the Scrum framework and the role of the Scrum Master in it. This course is a combination of instruction and team-based exercises, and teaches what is at the heart of the Scrum and Agile movement. Throughout the course, students are challenged to think in terms of the Scrum principles to better understand what to do when returning to the workplace.

The course is for anyone wanting to contribute to the effectiveness of Scrum and Agile in their organizations, and is especially recommended for Scrum Masters, coaches, managers, and Scrum Team members.

We are offering a $100 discount with code BOSTONSPIN

Free bonus pack offer also included ( see registration page for details)

Scrum.org is located at 131 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington, MA (conveniently just a 4-minute drive from our Boston-SPIN meetings)

Software Quality Group of New England ( SQGNE)

Feb 14 6:00PM

How can you leverage the power of technology to transform your test efforts into a lean mean testing machine? Most organizations understand the absolute necessity of automation and include it as an integral part of their testing. But what if you could add more power and punch to your testing by leveraging your existing automation by making a few modifications to your processes and tools? Continuous Integration can give you that added horsepower. And the beauty of it is you can leverage common tools that many organizations have in house. Each area that works together can provide some added muscle needed under the hood to build a powerful muscle car of testing. You can call it a Hemi but what it means is Test More, Test Faster and Test Continuously!
  • The benefits of Continuous Integrations (CI)
  • How an Automation Framework fits into a CI strategy
  • ALM Integrations with common CI components
  • Testing Tools that are CI configurable
SQGNE Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month from September through June, at the offices of Genesys, 77 South Bedford Street, 5th floor, Bedford, MA.

Agile New England Presents 2 annual back-to-back conferences 

April 9-13, 2018, Burlington MA

Agile Games Conference: April 9-11
Agile Games focuses on interactive sessions that allow attendees to gain hands-on experience in using games to help better understand agile values & principles. This year the focus is on Psychological Safety - the degree to which team members can speak up without fear of retribution. Studies by Google shows this is the key factor to team effectiveness.

Mob Programming Conference April 12-13
"All the brilliant people, working on the same thing, at the same time, in the same space, and at the same computer." Mob Programming practitioners report it improves code quality, creates knowledge redundancy, creates strong team bonds, and eliminates bottlenecks. The conference will include keynotes, open space sessions, executive sessions for managers, and lots of hands on Mob Programming sessions.

Are you thinking about or actually working independently, either as an entrepreneur, consultant, or freelancer? Come to this group to brainstorm, hold each others promises, and energize your efforts with others pursuing a similar adventure.

CyberWorx partners with industry to develop innovative solutions

This is a written interview with Jeff Collins that we thought might be of interest to our community.

Venue Sponsor

Applying Systems Engineering and Advanced Technology to Critical National Problems


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